Monday, 6 June 2016

SERTUC update

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SERTUC activities and news

Day of Portugal

Sunday 12 June on Streatham Common, there will be a SERTUC stall in collaboration with Lambeth trades council and our comrades from the CGTP. This will support our project organising Portuguese and Polish workers in the East of England (see below). More info

Interpart project with CGTP and OPZZ

·         SERTUC, with Portuguese and Polish TU confederations CGTP and OPZZ, is working on a EU funded project organising Portuguese and Polish workers in the East of England. More info from and resources are being posted here
·         First workshop for Portuguese and Portuguese-speaking workers Saturday 11 June 12.30

Levellers Day film

A film of the speakers in the 2016 debate “(Un)Civil Liberties”

Burston Strike School Rally

Sunday 4 September with Mick Whelan ASLEF, TUC President Liz Snape, Attila the Stockbroker, Steve White and the Protest Family, NASUWT Brass Band, Red Flag, Grace Petrie, Banner Theatre 1st May Band and newly announced JOHN MCDONNELL MP Shadow Chancellor

SERTUC with TUC: reframing racism in the labour market


TUC comment on the European Referendum

Briefing: Better off in: working people and the case for remaining in the EU

Midland Region TUC demo

Demonstration at the Conservative Party conference Sunday 2 October, Birmingham with Dave Prentis Unison, Tom Roache GMB, Owen Jones writer

Trade union actions

Unite Community Southampton

LeftFest Saturday 23 July 11am A celebration of local left and progressive activism

Unite Bromley march to save our services

Saturday 23 July 11am contact 07771 818 637

PCS National Museum Wales dispute

London Solidarity Social Friday 10 June 6.30pm

Trades Council actions

Establishing a TC in Thanet

Wednesday 22 June 7.30pm Broadstairs with Megan Dobney SERTUC, contact Meeting, film (Strike, Thanet trade unionists fighting against cuts) and refreshments…

Wisbech and March trades council

Film showing, documentary “The Divide” followed by a Q&A with political economist Richard Murphy on Tuesday 14 June 7.30pm more info here

Southwark trades council

Public meeting “What ‘Momentum’ do we need to fight back?” Monday 13 June 7pm with Matt Wrack FBU, Nadine Houghton, Aramark Striker, Cllr Paul Fleming, April Ashley contact

Medway trades council

Debate on the Euro Referendum Monday 6 June 7.30pm with Alan Higgins USDAW and other speakers to be confirmed, info here

Other actions/events

Cuba Solidarity Campaign

·         Saturday 11 June roundtable discussion 2.30pm “Cuban Futures”
·         Wednesday 15 June RMT Garden Party for Cuba 7pm
·         Miami Five Freedom Walk Sunday 3 July 11am
·         Miami Five Freedom Tour Friday 15 July 6.30pm

Thanet Labour Councillors public meeting

On WASPI – Women Against State Pension Inequality Saturday 9 July Ramsgate, more info

Stand up to Racism

With the People’s Assembly, Unite, CWU, Momentum, Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Association of Britain, TSSA, War on Want Convoy to CalaisSaturday 18 June

Tolpuddle Festival

15 to 17 July 2016 the annual event commemorating the contribution of the Tolpuddle Martyrs

Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Lecture

Saturday 13 August 7pm at Wortley Hall, near Sheffield. Lecture by Ruth Taillon “Socialism, Feminism and the Women of 1916”

Marx Memorial Library events

·         Thursday 16 June lecture 7pm with Andrew Murray on Lenin’s Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
·         Exhibition: Socialist Opposition to World War 1 will be at Congress House 25 June to 11 July
·         17-30 October Remembering the International Brigades, two week festival

Ruskin College Political School

Saturday 18 June with John McDonnell MP, Matt Wrack FBU, Diana Holland Unite, Dave Ward CWU, Immanuel Ness, Ellen Clifford, Glyn Robbins, Richard Boyd Barrett. Register here 

Independent Working Class Education Network

Saturday 11 June 10am Norwich “The Labour Movement: where’s it from? Where’s it going”

Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign AGM

Saturday 18 June 11am London with Domingo Perez UNE, Maria Nela Gaitan FETSALUD, Guisell Morales Ambassador register

International Brigades Memorial Trust

London commemoration Saturday 2 July 1pm 80th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, with Maxine Peake, Paul PrestonJubilee Gardens more from

Send a piano to Cuba

·         Gala concert Saturday 2 July 7.30pm

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